The questions that arise here - when there are other means of punishment available today, why we still persist with such inhumane punishments?
According to the Humans Rights Association, capital punishment overrules our most basic human right - the right to life.
Developing the ability to think critically can be difficult because it is easier to make hasty judgments based on opinions and biases than it is to evaluate facts and arguments. For example, your friends might think that the death penalty is just, and you might also think so just because your friends do. Without hearing any arguments to the contrary, your viewpoint, based solely on the opinions of others, would be weak.
According to Death Penalty Information Center (2011), since 1976 the United States of America has executed 1,243 individuals who have been convicted of a serious crime....
According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia, “Capital Punishment is the execution of a person by judicial process as a punishment for an offense.” Over the centuries capital punishment has been one of the most controversial debates in our society....
The death penalty is, was not, and never will be about revenge: it is about removing a dangerous criminal element from society.
As I understand, capital punishment has been used in every civilization and every country.
the hard part though is the fact that if you dont have enough money to defend yourself, (which is the way things are looked at these days *money to save and/or satisfy*) youre automatically put in the spotlight for the death penalty.
But in retrospect, the fact that some countries and/or states that turn automatically to the death penalty or capital penalty is irresponsible and not right at all.
I used to live in a place where all the time you had to watch your back because brutal crimes were going on wherever you would turn.
In my humble opinion life in prison is less humane than the death penelty, but all of our polititions are walking around free and there are men on death row who do not have the mental capacity to stand trial.
Debates have hovered around as long as capital punishments beginning; differing on viewpoints whether to abolish it or not and whether or not it is s just form of punishment.
We're doing rights and execution in class this term and a lot of the boys are all for the death penalty because they like the blood but when I told them some of these arguments they went a tad quiet...very unusual lol.
For many politicians, the death penalty has been a key pillar to winning a state or election; and, to some extent, politics have been a key influence in America’s justice system.
According to the Death Penalty Information Center only thirty-four states, the government, and the military actually carryout the death penalty sentence, and the use of the sentence has been on the decline since 1997.
Bedau have raised several arguments direct to the issue of death penalty: The morality of self-defense and death penalty; the efficiency prevention and the deterrence through capital punishment; then finally the inequity treatment towards the racially disadvantaged and poor....
Both judgments are complete opposites and are entirely hostile toward one another, a way of exemplifying the groups for and against the issue of capital punishment....
Bruce Franklin of “Billy Budd and Capital Punishment: A Tale of Three Centuries” investigates the underlying controversial feud that represents the issue of the story, and details the debates surrounding the “profound influence on American culture” (1-18).